slow start, big come back!!!
<p>Today's 5 hr. trip was with Brad and his son Jesse all the way from northern Indiana. Having never walleye fished before, this was a new experience for them, and I wanted nothing more than for Jesse to get into some nice fish. They are camping over by Germfask, so they had a little drive this morning to meet me at the resort, so we didn't hit the water until around 7 a.m.. We started out trolling harnesses, but after only having 2 fish in the box at 10:30 it was time for a switch in tactics. We started drifting with Walleyes Choice (http://www.walleyeschoice.com) floating jig heads tipped with 1/2 crawlers...and in the next hour and a half we put 11 more fish in the box making for a great morning on the bay. We had fish from 16 to 27 inches today, and lost several nice ones as well. In addition to the walleyes, we landed a giant smallmouth, a carp, a pike, a sheepshead, and a few bonus perch! Jesse was a great little fisherman, and his dad was a quick learner as well...being able to feel the light pick-ups from the fish. The fish weren't hitting hard...just feeling like you picked up a weed. It's one of my favorite ways to fish, and I think Brad and Jesse are sold on the technique too. Good luck from all of us in the Bay de Noc area.
Captain Ken Lee
About The Author: Captain Kenneth Lee
Company: Bay de Noc Charters
Area Reporting: Little Bay de Noc
Bio: I have fished my whole life. Moved to Little Bay de Noc in November of 1996 when my dad and brother and I bought Sall-Mar Resort. Have been chartering for walleye on both Little and Big Bay de Noc the last 8 years or so. I have been featured on national TV on the "The Next Bite" tv show with Keith Kavajcez. Was also named one of the best walleye guides in the country in the June 2005 issue of Field and Stream. I'm am on Warrior Boats pro-staff and love it when parents bring their kids on my charters!